Fellows and Scholars
Michele Boldrin is Professor of Economics and Chair of the department at Washington University in St Louis. Previously, he has been on the faculty of the University of Chicago, UCLA, Northwestern, Carlos III, and the Universities of Pennsylvania and Minnesota.
Susan Feigenbaum, Ph.D., is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Previously, Feigenbaum was an associate professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School.
Beverly Gossage is a consumer-based health care expert and research fellow with the Show-Me Institute. In addition to training and writing health savings account (HSA) policies for individuals and the self-employed, she helped pioneer them for businesses in Kansas and Missouri.
Joseph Haslag is a professor and the Kenneth Lay Chair in economics at the University of Missouri Columbia. Until the end of 2018, Professor Haslag was the Institute's chief economist. An expert in monetary policy, Haslag has done research at the Federal Reserve Banks of Saint Louis, Dallas, and Atlanta.
Aaron Hedlund is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Throughout 2020, Hedlund will be a senior economist in the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House.
Mike McShane is Senior Fellow of Education Policy for the Show-Me Institute. He is a former high school teacher and earned his PhD in Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. Before coming to the Show-Me Institute, Mike worked at the American Enterprise Institute as a research fellow.
David C. Rose is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has published scholarly articles in a wide range of areas. His latest work is The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior (Oxford University Press, 2011). He is currently working on Why Culture Matters Most (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
James V. Shuls is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Distinguished Fellow in Education Policy at the Show-Me Institute.
Daniel Thornton is vice president and economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in 1981 Dr. Thornton was an associate professor of economics at Central Michigan University. Thornton received his Ph.D. in economic from the University of Missouri—Columbia and an M.S.
Patrick Tuohey works with taxpayers, media, and policymakers to foster understanding of the consequences—sometimes unintended—of policies regarding economic development, taxation, education, and transportation.
A former foreign correspondent who spent four years in the Middle East and served as Business Week’s London bureau chief during Margaret Thatcher’s first two terms as Britain’s prime minister, Andrew is a regular contributor to leading national publications, including the American Spectator, the Weekly Standard, and the Wall Street Journal.